The Lemon Balm Herb is a calming and soothing herbal remedy with a mild but aromatic lemon scent that repels mosquitos and gnats. It reduces anxiety and depression while aiding in digestion and allowing for better sleep. It is a perennial herbaceous plant and a member of the mint family. The leaves are a bright green color with a broad oval shape while some are heart shaped with scalloped or more serrated edges.
The rich essential oils that are extracted from it can be used to make the finest perfumes. The Lemon Balm Herb, also known as Balm Mint, can also be used for desserts, teas and flavorings. It can also be combined with other herbs that complement it’s fresh citrusy flavor of minty lemon. It has been used for over 1000 years as a natural medicine because of it’s unique therapeutic qualities. During the springtime and summer, it can be used to attract bees to make honey. During summertime, the Lemon balm herb grows small white flowers that are rich with nectar. It is truly a great addition to any garden or yard. It is guaranteed to thrive and last.
Botanical name: Melissa officinalis
“Melissa officinalis is native to Europe, central Asia and Iran, but is now naturalized around the world.
Lemon balm seeds require light and at least 20 °C (70 °F) to germinate. Lemon balm grows in clumps and spreads vegetatively, as well as by seed. In mild temperate zones, the stems of the plant die off at the start of the winter, but shoot up again in spring. Lemon balm grows vigorously; it should not be planted where it will spread into other plantings.
As of 1992, the major producing countries were Hungary, Egypt, and Italy for herb, and Ireland for essential oil.” (Lemon balm, n.d.)
We only ship to the continental USA no shipping to California, Arizona, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Most plants ship bare root or with minimal soil in a bag. No shipment of 5 gallon pots or larger they must be picked up at the nursery ( or call for special shipping arrangements to see if we can ship to you ).
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